4 Bed Villa with Private Pool and Sea Views
Welcome to our beautiful holiday home in La Herradura, on Spain's sunny Costa Tropical. The villa 'Casa Stefania' is 5 minutes from the seafront and beach, in this charming and un-spoilt Spanish town. Our comfortable villa is light and modern throughout with 4 bedrooms (all en-suite), a large open plan living/dining area & a well equipped kitchen. We offer a fabulous private heated swimming pool surrounded by a large patio for lounging on day beds. There are 3 outside eating areas (with BBQs) & room for table tennis & other ball games in the garden. The villa is set in a magically tranquil location, with stunning sunsets and breathtaking views across the bay. The garden and terraces are an ideal place to soak up the last of the sun at the end of the day, with a glass of wine. The variety of birds and the occasional passing of the local goatherder is your only distraction. La Herradura has a good selection of cafes, restaurants and bars, availability to hire sunbeds & windsurfers.
Wheelchair access only for ground floor which has one double/twin bedroom. Two steps down to pool area but 15 steps down to garden.
The Pool is 10m x 5m in size. 1.3 metres deep at shallow end 2 metres deep end. Around the pool there is a large terrace area with sunloungers, table and chairs, umbrellas and a Weber BBQ. On the lower level there is a terrace with built in BBQ, grass areas for games or lounging. Leading out from the sitting room there is a balcony with stunning views, table and chairs and small BBQ.
La Herradura means horse shoe in Spanish and describes the bay. There are 20 or more beaches in the area all of which offer their own character. Some are very remote and require a hike down a rocky path, while others like the beaches of La Herradura and Almunecar are right in the town and offer all facilities. There are beaches for the family and for the nudist, for nature lovers and those looking for lunch. If you want a buzzy atmosphere Burriana beach is a must.
Bavieira Golf Club is 20 mins away towards Malaga, very well kept course with lovely views. 10 mins further on is Anoretta Golf Club which is a very well designed and quite a hilly course. Los Moriscos Golf Club is 20 mins away towards Motril, it has spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada. And there are another 2 courses in the direction of Granada that will take you 45 mins to an hour.
Just over an hour away are the mighty Sierra Nevada Mountains with Spain’s best skiing and highest peaks at over 3400m. The Sierra Nevada offer a year round sports resort based in a beautiful National Park. As the sunniest ski resort in Europe with one of the longest ski seasons (early December to late April) the resort offers some of Europe’s best skiing for the intermediate and beginner skier. It is a surprisingly large resort with over 80 kilometers of groomed piste and 27 different lifts and many mountain restaurants and a well developed resort area with several hotels, restaurants, bars and that special Spanish après ski night life. On a clear day from the top of the resort at 3300m you can clearly see the Mediterranean Sea and the coast and Riff Mountains in Morocco.
Special interest holidays
La Herradura and Nerja are famous for their underwater caves and this has led to many sub-aqua diving clubs operating in the Herradura and Marina del Este. The bay and surrounding area have been designated a marine reserve. Sailing boat hire and speed boat hire, both with and without crew are available from the marina. Para gliding is also available with companies offering training for beginners. In addition, a short drive takes you up into the mountains where there are numerous walks and traditional white villages to visit. Also during February and March, visiting the Alpujarras with the wonderful almond blossom is a sight to behold. Andalucia is a bird watchers dream, due to the wonderful variety of species, beautiful unspoilt countryside and the good climate, it is the perfect location for a bird watching holiday. Horseriding is also available, with stables 2 mins away.
Malaga Airport is 50 mins drive. Granada airport is 70 mins drive away. Car hire is essential for our villa.
La Herradura village is 5 mins drive. Marina del Este is 10 mins drive. Nerja is a 10 minute drive away and has caves to explore, Almunecar is 10 min drive. Motril is 20 min drive. Malaga is 50 mins, Granada is 70 mins, Marbella is 90 mins, Gibralter is 120 mins and Puerto Banus the world famous marina is 100 mins drive. Las Alpujarras mountain range is 40 mins. The world famous, 'ninth wonder of the world', the Alhambra Palace is 50 mins drive away.
There are many beach restaurants and shops that offer good value. There is a newsagents that sells English newspapers and many small supermarkets. The meat, fish and fruit market opens every morning around 9am closing at 1pm. The sea food is stunning. There are three banks where the tellers understand some English.
Just a short note to say thank you from all our family for the use of your beautiful home. It was so much more than we could ever have expected, and the pool was lovely, my grandchildren were never out of it and the weather just made it even better. Simon was very helpful and we will be recommending your home to everyone.
Thank you yet again for an WOW holiday.
yours David, Lesley, Andrew, Lisa, Robert, Hayley, Grace, Primrose and baby Freddie.
Two weeks of bliss, great pool, great views, great weather, good food, good beach round coast towards Nerja. Thanks for the villa it felt like a home from home.
We have had a tremendous holiday, great views, great weather. Fantastic pool and villa really condusive to a very relaxing holiday.
Another wonderful stay. Lovely to come back again and i am sure it will not be the last time for us.
Irene & David Knight